Smite

Alternative title(s)Smite: Battlegrounds of the Gods
Antiquity gameEAG
ReleaseMar 25, 2014
PublisherHi-Rez Studios, Tencent Games (China)
DeveloperTitan Forge Games
Platform(s)Windows; Xbox One (2015); PS4 (2016); macOS (2016); Nintendo Switch (2019)
ModeMultiplayer
GenreMassively multiplayer online game; multiplayer online battle arena
SettingMythological storyworlds, some of which have classical influences
Notable charactersBAchilles, Aphrodite, Apollo, Arachne, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Cerberus, Chiron, Chronos, Hades, Hera, Medusa, Nemesis, Nike, Persephone, Poseidon, Scylla, Thanatos, Zeus, Bacchus, Bellona, Cupid, Discordia, Hercules, Janus, Mercury, Nox, Sylvanus, Terra, Vulcan
DLC

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